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Jul 15, 2012 6:00pm PDT
: the fbi has been called in after a break-in at the twin peaks radio tower. we're live with the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: some of the city's radio stations are actually broadcasting from these twin towers atop continue peaks but at it also a spot where city police and fire are dispatched from as well, and that was the immediate concern when city crews realized shrub made it -- realized someone made into it the fence. >> mostvisionors are not aware of the towers but among the morning tourist crowding the peakses were a half dozen police investigators and an fbi agent. >> because this is part of the city's communication network, the fbi was notified of the incident. they did respond with investigators and the police department is handling the investigation. >> a small portion of the chain-link fence was snipped open. cables were cut in the compound but vandals did not make it inside the building so the damage wag limit. >> all of the vital services we provide to the city were not impacted as relates to public safety. >> reporter: this is one of the broadcast points for po
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Jul 14, 2012 12:00am PDT
. wehrseifen, nurburgring. the horseshoe, twin peaks boulevard. every famous curve has an equally thrilling, lesser-known counterpart. conquer them, with the lexus is performance line, featuring the is 250. real performance demands real precision. this is the pursuit of perfection. >> dicky: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live"! [ cheers and applause ] tonight -- gary oldman. rob riggle. and music from the dirty heads. with cleto and the cletones. and now, here's jimmy kimmel! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: hi, everybody. that's great. thanks very much. thanks. how you doing? [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thank you. thank you for watching. thanks to all of you for being here tonight. all right. for my first trick, i will be walking the dog. does anyone have a yo-yo? [ laughter ] there's a lot of commotion outside our theater here in hollywood today. maybe some of you got to see it, our old pal slash, the great guitar from guns and roses, i think he was in the wiggles for a little while. slash, got a star in front of the hollywood walk of fame, charlie sheen came and spoke. th
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Jul 30, 2012 11:00am PDT
don't see on the highway everyday. a mom has given birth to a set of twins in the car while on the highway. >> they were born on long island saturday. it started when their parents pulled over to wait for an ambulance. >> before it got there, she gave birth to one in the ambulance and on the road again the second twin was deliver they got to the e with all the heavy lifting done. everybody is fine and they are expected to head home later today with quite a story to tell. >>> oh my goodness. they are okay so that's good. >> yeah number one issue there for all of us on abc7 news thanks for joining us. >> who wants to [ female announcer ] now get high speed internet at home on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. introducing at&t u-verse high speed internet with more speed options, reliability and wi-fi hot spots than ever. call at&t now to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. it's the fastest internet for the price. our newly expanded advanced digital network gives
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Jul 15, 2012 11:00pm PDT
how someone cut into a secure communications facility. it is a bunker between the two towers on twin peaks. vandals cut a small portion of the chain link fence surrounding the facility. the cables were cut, but the person never got inside. >> all of the vital cities were not impacted. >> it is one of the broadcast points for police, fire and other city crews radio communications. because of that the fin was called in, but the sfpd is handling the investigation. officials will not say how the security breech happened. >>> protesters are refusing to give up on their fight to keep some oakland schools open. today they held another demonstration. abc7 news reporter january alston is there and he is live with more. >> they have been successful drawing attention to the plight of oakland schools and public education in general. but their mission is far from over. >> the protest took on a party atmosphere right across from lakeview elementary school. >> i think the school district has this idea that they think the battle is over. we are here to send a strong message that this is just the beg
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Jul 16, 2012 2:00am PDT
on twin peaks. vandals cut a small portion of the chain link fence surrounding the facility. the cables were cut, but the person never got inside. >> all of the vital cities were not impacted. >> it is one of the broadcast points for police, fire and other city crews radio communications. because of that the fin was called in, but the sfpd is handling the investigation. officials will not say how the security breech happened. >>> protesters are refusing to give up on their fight to keep some oakland schools open. today they held another demonstration. abc7 news reporter january alston is there and he is live with more. >> they have been successful drawing attention to the plight of oakland schools and public education in general. but their mission is far from over. >> the protest took on a party atmosphere right across from lakeview elementary school. >> i think the school district has this idea that they think the battle is over. we are here to send a strong message that this is just the beginning. this isn't the way to improve our public education system. >> several oakland police off
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Jul 9, 2012 4:00pm PDT
session detects welds. and twin odometers let crews know where to dig later, pg&e will pick up a line on friday and this cost is $1.5 million. >> over time, this ability modifications as we make launchers and receivers require expenses and that is a discussion that it will be had with the cpuc in terms of how ultimately those modifications and improvements get paid for. >> pg&e is working with fire agencies, milpitas fire chief said he welcomes this technology but is mess sured in whether he thinks it will lead to greater safety and confidence. >> as we know with levels of technology we need to take the baby steps and we need to ensure that the data is analyzed correctly. >> pg&e will spend $10 million to scan 206 miles of pipeline this year, that is only a fraction of the 1200 miles in the network. >> thank you. >> and there is sandhya patel with the accuweather update. >> and i hope you're ready for heat. because things are about to get uncomfortable here. this is july and this evening, foggy at the coast. upper 50s to upper 70s there is hot conditions inland. you can see temperatur
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Jul 11, 2012 12:00am PDT
of his ex girlfriend's mimi's twin girls. >> i bumped into her in the club one night. she tried to tell me i'm the father of her twin kids. i was like, what? you're crazy. i never see those girls. i did see pictures, maybe one of the twins looked like me. but that's just what people say. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: which one of the identical twins do you think looked like him? the one on the left or -- michael wasn't the father of either twin. but fear not, maury will find the man, and he will not rest until he does it. donald trump is being honored next month. the sarasota republican party has announced plans to announce donald trump statesman of the year. if there's one word to call donald trump, it it would be statesman-like. the chairman of the republican party in sarasota called donald trump a wise, respectful leader. trump is scheduled to accept the award on august 26th with dinner at the ritz-carlton. for $1,000 a head, guests can meet him personally. for an extra $3,000 you can have sex with his hair. dictionary defines the word statesman as a person who exhibits great direction or a
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Jul 25, 2012 4:00pm PDT
of californians. backers of the twin tunnels and water will enter the new tis tim -- is tim before reaching the delta. opponents fear it will hurt the environment. coming up how this has put governor brown at odds with another heavy weight. >> and san francisco has a first ever two year budget in place and it's a balanced one. he signed a $7 billion spending plan this morning. signs good thanks to increased revenues. the city closed a $263 million deficit and increased funding for services and police and fire will be able to hire more personnel and supervisors say it makes them think long term. >> it allows them to say what do we think it's going to look like? and i think the city does that successfully in this budget for the first time by putting funding into our reserves. >> there are $30 million going into the city reserves. kblinls more set aside. >> that is a good budget news for a change. >> it's rare. >> yes. and let's check on the forecast now. >> there is spencer christian here with that for us. >> another mainly sunny day. there are clouds gathering and lurking near the coast. so
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Jul 25, 2012 5:30pm PDT
years ago. >> good evening. the governor wants a massive twin tunnel system built to withstand critical areas of the state with water calling for giant pumping stations to help carry water from sacramento river and san joaquin river delta to farmland and cities. supporters promise a destroyable source of water, opponents argue it could destroy fragile eco systems. >> this u.s. interior secretary calls the plan essential, but it might have reignited one. with the blessing of the obama administration, governor brown says he's figured out how to fix the sacramento, san joaquin river delta problems. water from northern california can be delivered to farmlands of central valleys and southern california. with three new pumps diverting water from the northern end, it involves building a massive twin tunnel system under the dealta, then hooking up with existing aqua ducts. water users would pay for the nearly $14 billion construction and tax payers bearing the cost of habitat restoration through an $11
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Jul 31, 2012 7:00am PDT
about. it was amazing to us. it's a pair of twins that were ready to be born. and mom and dad, maybe not were ready for them yet. dragged their feet on the way to the hospital. twins born on two different highways in two different towns. is that possible? >> wow. >> take a look. newborns gavin and deklin anderson are twins. but you could say they're twins born worlds apart. or towns apart. when her water broke saturday, she and her husband, brian, hopped into the car on new york's long island. and started racing to the hospital. the mother, with this warning. >> you better go. i don't want to have the baby on the northern state parkway. >> reporter: to her credit, she didn't. she made it to the next highway. >> i was twisted behind the seat like this. >> reporter: shortly after pulling on the highway, anderson went into labor. >> it was hard to dial 911. >> reporter: with an ambulance sent by dispatchers, she delivered baby gavin, in massapequa, new york. with gavin, he was loaded in the ambulance. just moments later, the ambulance pulled over in east meadow, where baby deklin was bo
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Jul 5, 2012 5:00pm PDT
peak. you can see shaky camera there towards twin peaks. there is patchy fog. sea breeze going west to about 31 miles per hour. so... there is a high temperatures only 73 degrees 10 degrees below normal for this time of the year. >> and there is a clear skies across the bay, and inland but there is patchy fog along the coast. there are temperatures 59 in half moon bay. highs today, low 60s coastside. mid-80s inland but that is going to change. low clouds and fog clearing tomorrow. and there is a warming trend begins this weekend. there is a look at the heat wave from united states to the east coast. there is a large ridge of high pressure bringing heat, and humidity and heat warnings up. there are heat advisories stretch together mid atlantic states this is going to continue about sunday that is when cooling will be beginning and going into monday there is a ridge starting to shift our way they're going to get wet weather in there. so this is temperatures with fog around, and into 50s. and you'll notice that the fog that will be around will pull away from the coastal areas so temper
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Jul 8, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. behind me, our east bay cam, looking at the twin towers in oakland. they're clearing out after the low overcast this morning. live doppler 7hd picking up a lot of that dense fog just sitting near the coast. it's just hugging the coastside here. we're taking a look at this. starting to pull a. from the marin headlands. the marin side of the golden gate bridge seeing some sunshine right now, about it extends down, daly city to half moon bay, even stretching over towards san bruno. a little west onshore wind component. and 12 degrees down. livermore down 11. down 14 in san car loss, half moon bay, little sunshine earlier in the day. actually came up two degrees. here's a look at the current readings right now. we have 90 in antioch. 87 in concord. 75 in san rafael. fremont, 76. 72, san jose. san francisco, 57 degrees. so, here's a look at our highlights. low clouds at the coast and bay tonight. but warming trend will begin tomorrow, and then get ready for hot temperatures inland by mid-week, temperatures rising, mid-90s to near 100 degrees. overnight, with the fog and coast, mid-to-upper
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Jul 9, 2012 11:00am PDT
, >> since you can't go to mars nasa is >>> today at 4:00, these twins were born in two different countries, we'll explain. and then at 5 what is behind explosion of cell phone surveillance? those stories and more later today. >>> finally, this morning nasa released new stunning picture of mars. >> the image was pieced together using 817 snaps taken by the mars explorer opportunity over four months. >> nasa says the images emphasize the differences between materials in the scene. >> scientists dubbed it the next best thing to being on the planet. >> meteorologist lisa argen one final check on weather. >>> look at temperatures right now they range from the 50s in the city with mist and drizzle, 83 in antioch, 64 around san jose. monterey sunshine we are planning on a 90 inland valleys, heat comes tomorrow and wednesday for inland valleys. >>> that is going to do it for us. >> who wants to be a millionaire is next. >> reminder, just like abc7 news on facebook and you can make a difference for bay area foster kids in need. for every new like we get this summer one dollar goes to the summer one
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Jul 14, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. before the contest, one gomes got an autograph from twins and angels great rod carew. chris carter goes deep to left for his fourth homer in the season. then in the third, cespedes drills to right center and gone. his tenth of the year, first to right field. even when things go wrong for oak leak they go right. span puts down a perfect bunt. suzuki throws the ball into right field but brandon moss comes to the rescue and throws a blitz to second and span is out. seth smeght with a monster blast into the second deck. top seventh, oakland leads 8-2. >> the giants are hosting the astros. tim lincecum is on the mound. if he has another rough outing he will likely lose his spot in the rotation. so far so good. in the second there's no score. >> the "associated press" is reporting the raiders and safety tiety von everyone have agreed to a deal with $26 million, 17 million is game team. fourth round peek in 2008, branch has been one of the few reliable players on the secondary, starting every game the last three seasons and led the raiders in tackles for two years. >> new 49ers quarterback and
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Jul 15, 2012 5:00pm PDT
, the giants complete a perfect series against houston, the a's do the same in the twin cities. another fantastic performance by you can see >> almost a month ago to the team that team was perfect against the astros. would history repeat at at&t park? today, big day for buster posey. a bases loaded walk. 2-0. cain's perfection lasted two innings. third innings, the throw off brandon bell's foot and a run is scored. chris johnson directing the newscast, nobody to be con identified with houston's chris johnson. bottom five, posey, a three-hit day. singles to center. here comes sandoval. he will get home. 3-2 giants. they complete the three-game sweep and play in atlanta on tuesday. >> the a's are feeling good about themselves when the pull the buckle gum on the hat prank with a member of the coaching staff. four homers last night, four today. cespedes, 11th. carter, 434-foot bomb. three home runs in the frame. first time the a's have done that since 2008. 11 years since a's smacked four homers in back-to-back bays. how about them a's? the win completes the sweep. oakland three games abov
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Jul 16, 2012 4:30am PDT
to figure out how someone cut in a secure facility. it's located on twin peaks. they noticed the damage yesterday. they cut a small portion of the chain link fence though they never got inside. >> all the vital services that we employ to the city were not impacted. >> kristen: this facility is one of the broadcast points for police, fire and other city radio communications. because of that the f.b.i. was called in. the san francisco police are handling the investigation. >> eric: livermore police are investigating the circumstances involving the death of a man found in a livermore hotel. a worker found the body of a middle-aged man at first floor room yesterday morning. officers say there are no obvious signs of foul play so the death is being treated as suspicious until the coroner rules on the cause. >> kristen: a 22-year-old man from american canyon is facing charges for shooting at a benicia police officer. they arrested robert folster after he evaded officers for almost 313 hours yesterday. he was driving a car that was reported stolen. he tried to drive away and shot at officer. i
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Jul 16, 2012 11:00am PDT
here there is similar protests at bryant stream and woodside up by twin peaks. it's a one-day strike. they want to go to the table and they want to negotiate. we are still waiting to hear from the spokesperson from the courts. i'm told most of court functions have been shut down today. we have been put in calls on the spectators person and office phone and haven't heard from them this morning. >>> san jose crews are preparing to post eviction notices in kelley park. city is taking the first step to clean up the homeless encampment in the wake of suspicious firings there. nick smith is live at the park. >> reporter: good morning. some blamed the homeless encampments but fire investigators can't confirm that. we do know that employees from environmental services will go through the wooded area to post flyers and notice anyone camping out they will be clearing out the park. >> flyers will be posted like this throughout the park. santa clara water district will begin phase one of a camp cleanup thursday morning. the notice is warning if you are camping here illegally remove your property
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Jul 16, 2012 11:35pm PDT
, frugal. >> i want you to pick up the cup you've been carrying around. they're matching cups. >> twins. >> that's all i use. >> keeps it cold. and it's cheap. cheap. >> reporter: the siegels offered filmmake lauren greenfield full access. >> it took me a while to fall in love with him. >> reporter: not just into their home, but also into their prickly marriage. >> does our marriage give you strength? >> no. >> yes, it does. >> he's a liar. >> does it give you strength? >> no. >> he's honest. >> motivation. >> reporter: but it seemed to come crashing down in 2008. >> the market fell 700 points. >> reporter: the bottom fell out of the market. >> i would say it's touch and go right now. >> reporter: greenfield's cameras were there to capture it. >> we don't talk about financial problems. >> reporter: the siegels had to stop construction for three year, putting versailles on the market. >> david siegel already wants to sell. >> reporter: cutting back on servants. they already have four or five nannies and shopping. >> obviously, when money was in demand, we had to cut back on our personal
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Jul 17, 2012 11:35pm PDT
divorce from marc anthony, the father of her 4-year-old twins. but despite the heartbreak, j. lo wants her fans to know she's not giving up on love. >> it's hard sometimes. it's amazing sometimes. but it's not something that you could ever be without. human beings need love to survive. even though it doesn't work out sometimes, you just have to keep going. >> reporter: and that's message in the new single "dance again." ♪ i'm gonna dance making love >> reporter: which enrique wrote for her around the time she was reeling from the divorce. >> the idea of dancing again, living again, even just loving again at that moment in my life felt so far-fetched. you know? and it was just like, no, that belief for me could never die because if that part of you dies, it's just like what is life? ♪ love to make love to you baby ♪ >> reporter: j. lo's co-star for this steam? video is backup dancer beau casper smart. her 25-year-old boyfriend. he's surprisingly composed when he explains how he managed to land one of the most beautiful women in the entertainment business. >> it was just very natural.
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Jul 18, 2012 4:00am PDT
at morning road conditions. thunderstorms soak highways around the twin cities, des moines and indianapolis. afternoon downpours drench roads from boston to d.c., also wet across the south. >>> if you're flying today, airport delays possible along the east coast in boston, new york, philly and washington, d.c., getting a price for paying with the heat breaking. >>> it is now day six of an agonizing search for two cousins still missing in the state of iowa. >> at least 30 fbi investigators have joined that search. police are draining the lake near where the girls' bikes were found on friday and tracking dogs have picked up the scent of 8-year-old lyric coelizabeth cod lyric cook in the area. they are strong swimmers and fears they've been kidnapped are growing. >>> for the first time since her arrest we are hearing from kerry kennedy. last week the daughter of robert f. kennedy sideswiped a tractor trailer. police say she failed a roadside sobriety test and was swaying, slurring her speech, as well. kennedy says she was not drunk and not drugged. >> in a series of other factors led my doctor
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Jul 18, 2012 11:35pm PDT
the mayor flew his own twin engine plane over the search area in hopes of spotting any evidence that could help investigators. what are you looking for with your eyes? >> just anything out of place. any colors, you know, maybe there would be some clothing or something like that. >> reporter: on the ground, six long days of frantic searching by hundreds of volunteers and police investigations have turned up nothing. and misty morrissey, mother of 10-year-old lyric cook, is losing patience. >> we are still stuck with a lack of evidence and no girls. and who wants to go weeks, you know, not knowing where their children are? >> the first week is extremely important. beyond the first super critical 24 hours, every day counts. >> reporter: and so, here, there's a sense that investigators are truly working against the clock. the family says the girl's grandmother was sitting for them last friday when shortly after 12:00 noon, they went on a bike ride around the neighborhood. >> they asked me to go for a short bike ride. and they just never came back. >> reporter: investigators know that so much d
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Jul 19, 2012 4:00am PDT
, plains, and southeast. 80s from the twin cities to new york. and 78 in seattle. >>> and coming up next after the break, the snack food competition that could have you eating caviar. how to win a million bucks. >>> and the post office delivering a new batch of bad news. on the brink of a huge default. >>> and later this morning, on "the pulse." hands off the hoff. the thieves who can't get enough of, believe it or not, david hasselhoff. he's going like hotcakes. \s >>> welcome back, everyone. wall street will try to build on its two-day rally. overseas markets are higher following the u.s. lead. investors are encouraged by solid earnings at key companies, including intel and honeywell. as well as strong housing starts. the s&p 500 is up. at its highest level since early may. weekly jobless claims will be out before the opening bell. >>> and the postal service is drowning in red ink could see the first default in its history in a little over a week. they owe $5.5 billion in a retirees health plan. if congress doesn't take action, it will miss the payment. >>> a major fast food chain is r
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Jul 26, 2012 4:30am PDT
's new water plan. the proposal calls for twin tunnels that with will draw water before it gets to the dell . governor drown -- the governor sees those tunnels as vital. some fear this tunnels would devastate the delta. the delta provides drinking water for 2/3 of the state's population. water users would pay for the 14 billion dollar cost of the new tunnels. >>> work on new transbay center in downtown san francisco in full swing. the site will have to be excavated to 55 feet to accommodate high speed rail and caltrain atler levels three busy streets run across the site. first, fremont and beale streets will have to become temporary bridges to allow for all that digging half of the construction is devoted to excavation above ground structures will begin rising in 2014. >>> gorgeous afternoon yesterday. >> yeah, cooler but we liked it. >>> absolutely. today almost the same and tomorrow then warm once again summer not out of forecast yet temperatures below average for the better part of the next couple of days. good morning everybody welcome to thursday we are looking at cloud cov
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Jul 9, 2012 3:00am PDT
. thunderstorms across much of the south from texas to florida. showers around chicago, des moines and the twin cities. flooding downpours in the four corners of the southwest. >>> warming up in the pacific northwest. 85 in portland. triple digits in phoenix. 90s from dallas to atlanta. mostly 80s from omaha over to new york. >>> and now to another major story this morning. six americans, service members, have been killed in a particularly violent day in eastern afghanistan. 16 civilians and five afghan policemen were also killed sunday. civilians included women and children. and secretary of state hillary clinton announced that nations have pledged $16 billion in civilian aid for afghanistan. but for the first time there is a string attached to the afghan government must reduce corruption to receive all that money. clinton also talked about the uprising in syria saying the regime's days are numbered. >>> a battle could be looming between president obama and lawmakers over tax cuts. later today the president will call for a one-year extension of the bush tax cuts for individuals making less tha
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Jul 14, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. the throw is high, san francisco wins 3-2. before the a's took on the twins, gomes got an odd graph from rod carew, some of carew's hitting ability rubbed off an oakland. chris carter made it 4-0 in the first. in third, session -- cespedes, to right center and gone. everything seemed to be going the a's way. brandon moss throws a bullet to second. span is out. the a's added to their lead in the fifth. seth smith with a monster blast into the second deck. moss also went deep as oakland pounds minnesota 9-3. the a's have won eight of their last nine. the raiders and branch have agreed to a dale. 17 million guaranteed. a fourth round pick in twowpght. branch may be worth the money. he started every game and led oakland in tackles. what happens in vegas doesn't always stay in vegas. the warriors and nuggets squaring off. thompson was hot. barnes comes up with the steal. knows what to do with it. gold state's other first round selection makes his presence felt with the big block. denver led at the half but the warriors come back to win. 95-74. jenkins with the team-high 24 points. the warriors i
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Jul 15, 2012 2:00am PDT
third. the throw is high, san francisco wins 3-2. before the a's took on the twins, gomes got an odd graph from rod carew, some of carew's hitting ability rubbed off an oakland. chris carter made it 4-0 in the first. in third, session -- cespedes, to right center and gone. everything seemed to be going the a's way. brandon moss throws a bullet to second. span is out. the a's added to their lead in the fifth. seth smith with a monster blast into the second deck. moss also went deep as oakland pounds minnesota 9-3. the a's have won eight of their last nine. the raiders and branch have agreed to a dale. 17 million guaranteed. a fourth round pick in twowpght. branch may be worth the money. he started every game and led oakland in tackles. what happens in vegas doesn't always stay in vegas. the warriors and nuggets squaring off. thompson was hot. barnes comes up with the steal. knows what to do with it. gold state's other first round selection makes his presence felt with the big block. denver led at the half but the warriors come back to win. 95-74. jenkins with the team-high 24 points.
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Jul 5, 2012 6:00pm PDT
traffic. a problem with a wire causing delays on the k, l, and m lines throughout the twin peaks tunnel. crews on the scene trying to fix the problem there. is no estimate for when service might resume. bus shuttles are running between the vanness station and west portal station. >> and oakland police asked hokeal merchants if there is any surveillance videos that might help them capture a hit and run driver. a bicyclist died after being struck about 9:30 last night. this is the crime scene from skip 7 hd. it's dark but a witness told police a car hit the man. evidence found at the scene suggests it dragged him at least 100 feet. officers found skid marks on pavement. >> someone breaking -- braking to avoid. they saw what he were trying to avoid. and it was a pretty lengthy skid mark. and then, they took off ak celebrate raited. >> the coroner is trying to identify the victim. he appears to be in his 40s. police urge you to please call them if you know anything about this accident. >> and just ahead, the search for a police dog spooked by the fire work autos also research being done by
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Jul 6, 2012 5:30pm PDT
it and was determined to prove himself, for years playing for the rangers t brewers, the twins, back to the minors in between. his time now with the mets and perfection of the knuckle ball, now has him the most talked about pitcher in the majors. >> now the fans know your life story. >> as i'm walking off between innings, there's a section right there, the family section. >> sitting in those seats, his wife and four children. do they know the secret? >> not giving away the secret. >> no, i can't. not until i retire. >> show me your knuckle ball? >> you know, that's a great question. it's one that i'm constantly searching for. >> you've talked about the vertical shoe box. do you picture that when you're pitching? >> yeah, i do. >> he pictures a vertical shoe box over the catcher's head, at least part of the secret. >> i'll dig my fingernails right behind the horseshoe, trying to stabilize the baseball with my thumb. >> unlike any other pitch, knuckle balls hardly spin. they rote rotate up to 1.5 times, slow moving, barely spinning and unpredictable in that box. >> i just release the ball at the opp
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Jul 9, 2012 4:00am PDT
. this enormous thunder clap -- [ thunder ] -- at last night's twins-rangers game sent the players and umpires rushing for cover. today's forecast calls for hail and gusty winds in parts of the country. and popup showers or thunderstorms in other parts. despite the storms, millions of americans are glad the miserable heat is over, at least for now. >> i have been sweating missiles, not bullets, okay? it's been -- it's just been -- this heat has been unbearable. really. >> when you're sweating to death, sometimes you do get a little angry. >> yes. >> reporter: across the country, 2,000 record highs have been set since july 1st. at least 46 people have died nationwide because of the heat. it was so hot yesterday in washington, d.c., the tires of a u.s. airways jet sunk into the melting tarmac at reagan national airport. the heat is blamed for this manhole explosion in new york. the relief in temperature is little consolation for those still without power. >> we're so angry about is we can see people around and about us in this community, and they have their power. >> reporter: or for those in vi
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Jul 9, 2012 5:30pm PDT
went out with a boom! a boom of lightning. the twins and the rangers battling each other, and the weather here, sending players running not for the ball, but for cover. watch it again. an explosion of storms. one of the strongest in fredericksburg, virginia. >> oh, my gosh. >> you're talking 13-force winds out there right now. >> reporter: in a building that looked like this, 14 competitive cheerleaders were practicing. that building is now a pile of rubble. >> ever been through anything like that? >> no, never. it was the scariest thing i've ever seen in my whole entire life ever. >> just think, we were doing handstands on friday. that's gone. >> reporter: what we didn't know was the cheer fusion team which has spent hours in this gym was stunned and panicked as the winds literally ripped apart the building. >> it was really scary, really loud, kids were screaming everywhere. kids didn't know where their parents were. parents didn't know where the kids were. >> reporter: they all ran to the back room, huddling together. trapped inside. with one of the dads, heath mullens
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Jul 9, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. >>. ♪ [ music ] . >> they are from austria sharing the stage with singers from indonesia. and from twin cities in minnesota. 19 choirs celebrating the 20th anniversary of the coral festival. >> it's so rich in experience for the kids in terms of hearing other great levels of singing and music from different cultures with different ways of singing. >> each chorus showcases it's culture, this is serious business. they're in competition. many languages and accents. they've come from around the world yet share something in common. that is music. >> we talk about music but we all have same interests. talking about boys and clothes, favorite colors and everything. >> talking about our experience in the choir and talking about when we're going to perform. >> they're hosted in homes while here. >> they offer their home to us for us to be here. i think it's amazing. >> it leads to lasting friendship autos some members who are now in their 40s are still corresponding with people they met when their 12 or 13. >> the concert is saturday night. >> they sound good. >> they do. >> temperatures going to be cl
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Jul 13, 2012 6:00pm PDT
after getting his stanford degree. next year. >> and the a's are in the twin cities. former a josh willingham with serious damage this year takes aj griffin deep. and there is gone. grand slam the 9th of the year. and there are now two certainties when it comes to drew breeze, he can beat you on the football field and negotiating table. there is a five year contract and he'll get $40 million this season and there is good to be drew breeze right now. and we're talking money, money in this sportscast. brown signed for one year and $7 million last year, only playing nine games after tearing a chest muscle meaning he made $777,000 a game this past season. man. and there is warriors opening summer league against lakers. there is a first shot missed and follows attacks the rim and looks good, finished with 23. there is jack of all trades knocks down a three. 77, 38 warriors. there is 100 meters of chaos during the tour de france. rowdy fans lifted player asks one fan shut geting shoved out of the way. bradley wiggins tossing water bottles at fans. and there is david miller wanted a sprin
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Jul 29, 2012 5:30pm PDT
noticed something wrong on top of the superman coaster. a dozen people were on board when the twin coaster cars suddenly stopped right on top of the rails. rescue crews and ride engineers used a large dine get up to the passenger expoz to work on the car's undercarriage. vallejo fire crews say no one needed medical attention but they did pass out water and sun screen. in the end, the coaster car safely came down and passengers walked away unharmed. >> with the plan of releasing the train if possible. that's our first plan of action. that's the safest.
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Jul 30, 2012 5:30pm PDT
gavin's twin, quickly appear md match might nickname the babies, south "e" and "w" 3. the babies plan to head home to their little brother soon. wow. just ahead here, tiny american teen, three crushing mistakes, undoing a lifetime of preparation? in a sport where we learn women bodies are evolving from just a generation ago. ifficult. i finally understood what serious joint pain is like. i talked to my rheumatologist and he prescribed enbrel. enbrel can help relieve pain, stiffness, and stop joint damage. because enbrel, etanercept, suppresses your immune system, it may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancers, and nervous system and blood disorders have occurred. before starting enbrel, your doctor should test you for tuberculosis and discuss whether you've been to a region where certain fungal infections are common. don't start enbrel if you have an infection like the flu. tell your doctor if you're prone to infections, have cuts or sores, have had hepatitis b, have been treated for heart fail
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Jul 8, 2012 11:00pm PDT
and check this out between the rangers and the twins. >> a huge thunder clap in arlington had the players scrambling for the dug out. football player s who have stayed where they were. nobody was hurt. this is abc7 sports report brought to you by river rock casino. you lived in texas, you know. when it strikes you need to get under it. >> football players standing by the posts, you run faster. >> thanks, shu. >>> still ahead, a look back at the career of ernest borgnine. >> and politicians lay blame for the recession. >> and don't forget, if you like abc7 news on facebook, you can make a difference for bay area foster kids. for every new like $1 goes to the campaign >>> good evening. i'm ama dates. >> and i'm alan wang. at least five people have been wounded in a shooting outside the regal movie theater outside jack london square. it happened before 9:30 in oakland. none of the injuries are life-threatening. >> it has been a day of fires in the bay area. this one burned 20 acres of brush in bay point. firefighters battled high temperatures and gusty winds throughout the day. >> and a fire
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Jul 9, 2012 2:00am PDT
between the rangers and the twins. >> a huge thunder clap in arlington had the players scrambling for the dug out. football player s who have stayed where they were. nobody was hurt. this is abc7 sports report brought to you by river rock casino. you lived in texas, you know. when it strikes you need to get under it. >> football players standing by the posts, you run faster. >> thanks, shu. >>> still ahead, a look back at the career of ernest borgnine. >> and politicians lay blame for the recession. >> and don't forget, if you like abc7 news on facebook, you can make a difference for bay area foster kids. for every new like $1 goes to the campaign >>> good evening. i'm ama dates. >> and i'm alan wang. at least five people have been wounded in a shooting outside the regal movie theater outside jack london square. it happened before 9:30 in oakland. none of the injuries life-threatening. >> it has been a day of fires in the bay area. this one burned 20 acres of brush in bay point. firefighters battled high temperatures and gusty winds throughout the day. >> and a fire burning out of
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Jul 14, 2012 5:00am PDT
baseball, then i've done my job. >> that suit is great. >>> a's in minneapolis yesterday. twins pitcher liriano, the game of his life, at least strikeout wise. be fanned 15. struck out the side in the third. as good as he was, he made one huge mistake. bases loaded in the fourth. jonny gomes clears them. and josh willingham has owned his former tammy this season. two homers in this game and he's hit four in four games against oakland. 4-3, a's lead in the ninth. gomes knocked in cespedes. just one and a half games out of a wildcard spot. and stanford, spurns is a $4 million signing bonus. he wants to return to get his degree. >> and how good can top pick harrison barns be? if this is any indication, very, very good. garrett jackson to david lee in los angeles. barns and company taking on the lakers last night. basketball iq here. follow your miss, kid. barns attacking the rim. fouls on the dunk attempt. 23 in the game on 8 of 13 shooting. as good as he looked, clay thompson looked better. three point barrage in the third quarter. he finished with 24. warriors hammer l.a., 91-50. bank of
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Jul 14, 2012 6:00am PDT
-game series. twins pitcher francisco liriano, the game of his life, at least strikeout wise. be fanned 15. struck out the side in the third. as good as he was, he made one huge mistake. bases loaded in the fourth. jonny gomes clears them. his third career grand slam. a's take the 4-1 lead. and josh willingham has owned his former tammy this season. two homers in this game and he's hit four in four games against oakland. 4-3, a's lead in the ninth. call him johnny be good last night. gomes knocked in cespedes. 6-3 oakland. just one and a half games out of a wildcard spot. a stunner angela stanford ford. mark, the eighth overall pick of the pittsburgh pirates in the draft. and spurns, a $4 million signing bonus. he says he wants to return to get his degree. >> and how good can top pick harrison barns be? if this is any indication, very, very good. garrett jackson to david lee in los angeles. barns and company taking on the lakers last night. basketball iq here. follow your miss, kid. barns attacking the rim. fouls on the dunk attempt. 23 in the game on 8 of 13 shooting. as good as he looked
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Jul 14, 2012 8:00am PDT
'm doing my job. >> a's in minneapolis to start a series. twins pitcher with the game 6 his life. he fanned 15, struck out the side in the third. he made one huge mistake, bases loaded. jonny gomes clears them. a's take a 4-1 lead. josh, two homers in this game. he has hit four in four games against oakland. 4-3, a's in the ninth, gomes knocking one but 6-3 oakland. they won 7 of 8. they are just one and a half games out of a wildcard. >> at stanford, eighth overall pick of pittsburgh pirates. a potential signing bonus he wants to return to his senior season to get a degree. >>> newly acquired guard jarret jackson, barns and company taking on the lakers last night. barns attacking the rim and fouled on the attempt. as good as he looks, craig thompson looked better. six of 8 and finished with 24, warriors hammer l.a. 91-50. >>> and serena williams and her opponent, serena dictating. a cross hand forehand winner, takes the set 6-4. this one is wide and match point 6-4 and 6-love. she. >> that is look at the morning sports. have a great day. >> katie: it is 8-27 and record low for voter turnou
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Jul 15, 2012 5:00am PDT
the a's took on the twins, jonny gomes got an autograph from rod carew. the three-run blast made it 4-0 in the first. then cespedes drilled it to right center. gone. his tenth of the year made it 6-0. everything seemed to be going the a's away. the perfect bunt and the throw down the line. but he throws a bullet to second and span is out. the a's add to their lead in the fifth. seth smith with a monster shot into the second deck. and moss went deep. the a's have won eight of their last nine. the best of the west classic wraps up and the toughest opponents serena williams has faced is jet laying. she has not lost a set all week. last night the defending champ took care of the romanian. she committed 31 unforced errors. the match only lasted an hour. this was match point. 6-1, 6-2 victory and will face coco vandeweghe in the final. >>> the top two teams in the west, they squared off at buckish stadium last night. and he's helping utility with root beer float night. off the kick, and chris scores with the diving header. wando wasn't done yet. he would get two more goals to earn the hat t
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Jul 15, 2012 6:00am PDT
the a's took on the twins, jonny gomes got an autograph from rod carew. , haul of famer. some of carew's hitting act aparently rubbed off on oakland. chris carter's three run blast made it 4-0 in the first. then this the third cespedes drilled it to right center. gone. his tenth of the year made it 6-0. everything seemed to be going the a's away. span put down a perfect bunt but sue dukeky throws it down the line and span is out. the a's add to their lead in the fifth. seth smith with a monster shot into the second deck. and moss went deep. oakland pounds man 9-3. the a's have won eight of their last nine. >> the bank of the west classic wraps up today. the toughest opponents serena williams has faced is jet lag. she has not lost a set all week. last night the defending champ took care of the romanian. she committed 31 unforced errors. the match only lasted an hour. this was match point. 6-1, 6-2 victory and will face coco vandeweghe in the final. >>> the top two teams in the west, san jose and real faced off last night. and he's helping utility with root beer float night. off the kick
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Jul 15, 2012 9:00am PDT
-2. they go for the sweep later today. >> before the a's took on the twins, jonny gomes was there. three one blast made it 4-0 in the first. in the third, he grills it to center. this made it 6-0. everything seemed to be going the a's way. brandon moss by throwing a bullet to second. the man is out. and smith with a monster shot into the second deck. brandon moss also went deep. 9-3 and a's have won eight of their last nine. >> toughest opponents, it's jet lag following their win at wimbledon, last night, romanian made 431 unforced errors. this was match pointed. he cruises to 6-1, 6-2 victory. >>> that is sports for sunday morning. i'm rick kwan. have a great day. >> carolyn: up next, why some demonstrators are planning to disrupt muni services tomorrow. and two-we'll show you what you can do with 150 square feet of living space. >> if you are sitting at home watching this, you are in the wrong spot. you need to get down here to golden gate park. we are about to kick off the 26th annual aids park. thousands are ready to raise money to fight hiv-aids an promote awareness. >>. >> carolyn: wel
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Jul 16, 2012 5:00am PDT
facility. its bunker located between two towers on twin peaks. vandals cut a small portion of the fence surrounding the facility. some cables were cut but the vandals never got inside. >> all of our vital services that we provide to the city were not impacted. >> kristen: this is one of the communication points for radio communication for police and fire. because of that the f.b.i. was called in. san francisco police are handling the investigation. >> eric: livermore police are investigating the circumstances involving the death of a man found in livermore hotel. a worker found the body of a middle-aged man in first floor room at the double tree hotel yesterday morning. death is being treated as suspicious until the coroner rules on a cause. autopsy is spending. >> kristen: opponents of $68 billion high speed rail plan plan to go to sacramento to call for an end to the project. they are facing several lawsuits and political pressure not to spend the money that voters approved before the economy sourced. a lawsuit brought by palo alto and menlo park will be discussed at the state capital
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Jul 22, 2012 4:00am PDT
and concealed bombs and weapons in duffel bags. after 9/11, spider-man pulled a scene of a web between twin towers. christian bale released a statement, words can't express the horror that i feel. my heart goes out to them. something interesting, warner brothers has decided to cancel the big premieres with the stars of the movie, they'll go ahead for special screenings for their promotional winners. >>> now, for a check of the other stories making headlines this morning, let's head over to ron claiborne. >>> good morning, everyone. we begin with syria and the growing civil war in that country. this comes after a week of intense fighting of the capital damascus that put the government on the defensive. >>> the air force instructor convicted of rape has been sentenced. he'll be dishcharged. lakeland one of the nation's busiest military training stations. >>> the statue of former penn state football coach joe paterno is being taken down from outside, a fence was built around the statue and a forklift was brought in, the statue became controversial, that it was learned that he con sealed inform
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Jul 22, 2012 7:00am PDT
the twin towers. the star of "the dark knight rises", christian bale released a statement saying "words can't express the horror that i feel. i cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victim and their loved ones but my heart goes out to them." issing interesting. even though warner brothers died to cancel the big premieres with the stars of the movies, they'll go ahead for special screenings for their promotional winners and invited guests. >> john, appreciate that. >>> now, for a check of the other stories making headlines this morning, let's head over to ron claiborne. ron, good morning. >> good morning to you, dan and bianna, john, everyone. we begin with syria and a new front in the growing civil war. syrian rebels have launched an assault on aleppo, the country's largest city. this comes after a week of intense fighting of the capital damascus that put the government on the defensive. anti-government forces have also taken control of four border crossings with iraq and turkey. >>> and the air force instructor convicted of rape has been sentenced to 20 years in prison
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Jul 30, 2012 3:00am PDT
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Jul 17, 2012 1:40am PDT
, two-story closet with a built-in -- hmm -- stripper pole. >> there's a twin dancing. >> reporter: her husband is 77-year-old billionaire david siegel. >> i don't believe in wasting money. >> reporter: the former beauty queen from binghamton, new york, has everything. almost. >> this is the temporary house. we're going to live here for a few years. >> reporter: consider this a starter mansion. >> now we're going to take a look into the largest home in america. >> reporter: welcome to versailles. at 90,000 square feet, it will be the largest house in america if completed. bigger than a 747 hangar, two full acres of interior space requiring segways to get around. >> two movie theaters. that's the observation deck. the bowling alley is downstairs. this is our sushi bar area. >> reporter: so in 2008, the queen of versailles and her husband, the founder of westgate resorts and so-called time share king, agreed to a film to document the building process. they offered the filmmaker full access into their home, their prickly marriage and belt tightening. >> the market fell over 700 points. >>
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Jul 18, 2012 1:40am PDT
can get unbelievable dust pick up in less time. i love that book! can you believe the twin did it? ♪ [ female announcer ] swiffer. great clean in less time. or your money back. ♪ ♪ >>> from the block. yes, indeed. >> jenny from the block, j-lo, jennifer lopez is hot and about to get even hotter. >> no argument here. she has a video with enrique iglesias. do you like him? >> i don't love him, but i like him. >> they are teaming up for a big-budget world trour that's already soldout, and amy robach got a rare backstage pass. >> reporter: fresh off her announcement that she is walking away from "american idol," lopez is ready to focus on her music once again. >> you know, i haven't performed enough and that's why people don't know me as a live performer. this is my moment to really show what i can do. what i have always known i can do and haven't done. >> world tour is one of the only accomplishments she hasn't checked off her bucket list. ♪ >> reporter: j. lo's co-star -- former back up dancer, her 25-year-old boyfriend. she is surprisingly composed as he told us how he mana
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Jul 19, 2012 1:40am PDT
. >> upper 90s in dallas, kansas city and colorado springs. 80s from the twin cities to new york. 106 in phoenix. 78 in seattle. my son heard the thunder. he's like, mommy, fireworks. >> that's what it sounded like. >> not really. it did. it was loud. >>> let the good times roll on this next one. mark your calendars because there's only 199 days until my saints play in the super bowl, and better yet in the superdome in the city of new orleans. >> it won't happen. >> it will happen. redemption will be ours. >> that is called wishful thinking. >> please, please. >> and they are already getting ready with some serious road improvements on the french quarter's main streets. can i have my highlighter back? >> no. >> the contractor is promising to have the entire $11 million face-lift done by december. >> now if the saints can somehow avoid another loss in the divisional playoffs, the 49ers last year, dreams would really be coming true. new orleans is pumped to host that super bowl. we had a tough off-season, but we're coming back. who dat nation is about to rise again. >> need to find some
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Jul 24, 2012 7:00am PDT
on that's right ♪ honest baby i'll do anything you want to so can we twin initial what we started ♪ don't you leave me brokenhearted tonight come on that's right ♪ ♪ oh cheerio ♪ what's the time such a crime baby i was wrongs this kind of thing doesn't happen usually i'm on opposite sides usually i know you want it ♪ cheerio ♪ ♪ i'm gonna do it, do it do it ♪ ♪ hello hello hello hello hello ♪ ♪ you gonna love me like you ain't love nobody before ♪ ♪ too nice too clean too white too green, ♪ i'm gonna tell you i'm on track so i'm gonna rap faster i will break it down for you and get a little diva ♪ ♪ i'm do it do it like i wanna do it ♪ you don't know me like you ain't never know me before i'm bring it bring it ♪ ♪ hello hello hello hello ♪ hello hello hello hello hello ♪ ♪ hello hello hello hello jt you gonna love me like you ain't love nobody before ♪ ♪ ♪ i this moment for life ♪ ♪ for life ♪ for life ♪ [ cans opening ] ♪ ♪ i wish that i could have this moment for life ♪ ♪ for life ♪ for life ♪ [ pepsi pouring ] [ man
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